yamaha htr5740 help

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  1. fred garvin

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    my friend picked this reciever up, and i am helping him hook it up, problem is, all of his components (digital cable box and DVD player) have coaxial outputs only. problem 2 is, i hooked up his cable box via digital coax cable to the reciever's only coaxial input (which is labelled CD) and can only get 2 channel out of it (no dolby digital, even though i know the cable box is capable of it). i'm afraid that the coaxial is only capable of 2 channel because it is labelled as CD. are my fears correct, and can it be possible that there is no way to use dolby digital/dts with the yamaha reciever unless i have optical hookups? i'm having trouble swallowing that Yamaha would eliminate all customers with only digital coax outputs
     
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    I hvae the same reciever...

    the digital inputs can be assigned to any input (ie it doesnt have to be for CD, can be set to V-aux, DVD, DTV/cbl, etc) in the INPUT menu of the ADVANCED SETUP.

    The digital coaxial is capable of DD/DTS 6.1.
     
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    i hope your right, going back to my friend's house saturday. will give it a shot. thanx
     
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    advise worked like a charm nick, thanx for the help
     
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    no problemo [​IMG]
     

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